Computer Science 435
Information Retrieval, Discovery, and Delivery
General Information |
and Readings |
Work of the Course |
Project Page |
Work of the Course
The course will have the following components weighted as
indicated (note that thes are slightly different from those in Course Offerings):
Problem sets 25%
One take-home exam 25%
Class oral presentation 10%
- Class participation 5%
- Project 35%
There will be 4 to 6 problem sets distributed throughout the
semester. Each student will be assigned responsibility for
preparing the solutions for between one and three problems over the
semester, in consultation with the instructor. Quality of the prepared
solutions will be part of the problem-set component of each student's
More to come.
There will be one take-home exam. It will take place roughly in
week 8 or 9 of the semester. There is no exam during final exam period.
Each student will present a topic to the class in a 20 minute
presentation. The topic must be
related to the material of the course, but not duplicate material
planned by the instructor or other presenters. The presentation should
based on readings such as book chapters or articles in conference
proceedings. The readings must be
made available to the class. Normally, the topic will relate to the
student's final project, but this
is not a requirement. The presentation topic and readings must be
approved by the instructor in advance.
Each student will do a final project of his or her choosing related to
the material of the course.
The project must be approved in advance by the course instructor.
See the project page for more
information and a list of suggested projects.
All assignments will be
made available on the course Web site (see Schedule
and Readings). ``Handouts'' and copies of any
used in class will be posted on the course Web site as well. Important
announcements on all aspects of the course will be made on the Announcements page.
Students are responsible for monitoring the postings
under ``Announcements''. Schedule changes will be made on the
page. and announced under ``Announcements''.
You are encouraged to use electronic mail to set up appointments,
messages, and ask quick questions (like ``What was that reference you
today in class?'' or ``I've been at McCosh Infirmary all week; can I
an extension on my assignment?'') However, an old fashioned
meeting is still best for clarifying confusions and other technical
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